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Goff's blog community is feminist - his comment is very relevant to the ongoing discussion on his blog to which the Assange case is incidental.

Have you actually read it ? I don't see how you conclude that "Goff's blog community is feminist" and this is certainly false "discussion on his blog to which the Assange case is incidental". There are comments about the facts rather than feminist principles.  Goff IS concerned about the Assange case itself:


It could be true," is the true statement that gets planted with the(sic) even the false accusation.

Again, I trust reality to be what it is without my blessing; but if this is a tactic by the ruling class, it is more effective by far because it leaves that steady drip drip drip of doubt, no matter what.

So I want to acknowledge that if this is a tactic to cast a permanent shadow on Assange, it is an effective one; and if that shadow of doubt is then also meant to fall on the leaks themselves... again, it is a successful tactic.

From the comments:


robert wood:

Whether he committed rapes or not, the information wasn't leaked by him,it was leaked by people working for the government. Rape could really ruin his credibility. Lets just hope the accusations are false.

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cabdriver:

If the info in this link is true, it may help to clarify the wider context for the allegation against Assange

http://radsoft.net/news/20101001,01.shtml

Winston Warfield:

Regardless of Assange's guilt or innocence (I believe he's been setup), it is, you're right, an effective public relations strategy to paint him as a rapist.



Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 08:11:36 AM EST
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Ted Welch:
Have you actually read it ? I don't see how you conclude that "Goff's blog community is feminist" and this is certainly false "discussion on his blog to which the Assange case is incidental"
Oh, dear.

Yes, I used to read Feral Scolar with some regularity and, yes, gender issues are paramount in Goff's writing and in the community that blogs there.

Of all the ways of organizing banking, the worst is the one we have today — Mervyn King, 25 October 2010

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 08:17:10 AM EST
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For instance:

Feral Scholar » AA - Buy "Sex & War"

The notion that war is intrinsic to man's nature is dealt a powerful setback in Stan Goff's Sex and War. Goff, a former Special Forces sergeant, argues persuasively that rather than being born that way, men are made into killers by governments, corporations, and systems of power. Drawing both on his experiences in the military and on his reading of feminist writers such as Patricia Williams, bell hooks, and Chandra Mohanty" and as the father of a son stationed in Iraq Goff journeys through wars, ideologies, and cultures, revealing the transformation of men into killers. His story encompasses not just the battlefield and the book, but the Swift Boat Veterans controversy, the eros of George W. Bush, pornography, the Taliban, and gays and lesbians in the military. Goff's remarkable ability to connect his own personal experiences to contemporary feminist criticism makes for a provocative discussion of war and masculinity.


Of all the ways of organizing banking, the worst is the one we have today — Mervyn King, 25 October 2010
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 08:20:32 AM EST
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To ba fair, I see the latest blog entry in the category gender dates from November 2007. Tells you how long ago it's been since I've paid any regular attention to Goff. Back when I was in the US (pre-2005) his blog seemed very topical and I did read it regularly.

It does seem most of the latest entries are categorised under "General", that it, uncategorised.

Of all the ways of organizing banking, the worst is the one we have today — Mervyn King, 25 October 2010

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 09:05:42 AM EST
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Fair enough :-)

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 09:14:41 AM EST
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